Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following CDCR leadership appointments on Nov. 15:
Chris Chambers has been appointed Director of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight at CDCR, where he has served as Deputy Director of the Office of Research since 2020 and was Associate Director from 2017 to 2020. Chambers held several positions at the California Department of Justice from 1994 to 2017, including Data Processing Manager and Assistant Bureau Chief. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Tammy Campbell has been appointed Warden of California State Prison, Corcoran, where she has been Acting Warden since 2022 and has served in several positions since 2000, including Chief Deputy Warden, Correctional Administrator, Captain of the Investigative Services Unit, Custody Captain, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Counselor II (Specialist), Correctional Counselor I and Correctional Officer. She was a Correctional Officer at Centinela State Prison from 1996 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation.